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Kristen Jacobsen

Kristin Jacobsen, a Mobius Consultant and Executive Coach, has also been a consultant with Catalyst Consulting Team since 1989. Kristen brings clients a passion to link executive presence and interpersonal savvy with strategic thinking and building motivated teams to produce business results. Kristen coaches leaders and teams from different cultures and disciplines, and provides perspective they can apply to help their organizations manage tough times, as well as good ones.

Her career has centered in Silicon Valley, working with Bay Area firms at all stages of development, from pre-IPO to Fortune 500 companies. An innovative designer of learning and transformation, Kristen has led leadership, teamwork and change initiatives from Finland to New Zealand. As an external consultant, Kristen has worked with nearly every industry, from internet commerce to Hospice. Committed to connecting business and personal dynamics, Kristen currently serves as core faculty on leadership development programs for eBay, NetApp, PayPal, Taleo, The American Leadership Forum and Salesforce.

Kristen’s coaching approach is informed, flexible, practical and strategic. Leaders live in a pressure cooker of challenges and possibilities; Kristen partners to quickly get to the essential questions facing them. How can they bring their wisdom to bear? How can they best influence key people and groups? How will they lead change, or convene the conversations that matter most? How can they interrupt habitual ways of interacting to achieve their highest hopes? One of her coaches advises: “Walk into a room, consider the audience, design mindset, and then behave in ways that produce the results you want.”

Kristen holds a Masters in Applied Behavioral Sciences from the Leadership Institute of Seattle of City University. Post-graduate education includes mentoring with Action Design on Strategic Dialogue Skills for aligning mindset with actions for desired results. Since 1995, Kristen has served as an adjunct faculty with Action Design. She has also studied and worked with the Stanford Graduate School of Business as a Master Coach for Leadership Coaching, Interpersonal Dynamics and Executive Education Courses, and developed potential adjunct faculty who are preparing for these roles.

Kristen lives in Santa Cruz and can boast that both her teenage daughter and son are currently thriving. She loves listening to and performing music and surfing big, cold waves.